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I remember hearing you say that gum paste doesn't have much taste. Is it possible to flavor it with some sort of extract (i.e., almond or lemon) or a flavoring?

Ashly - from Missouri City, TX

Although they are completely edible, decorations made from gum paste are rarely eaten because it dries very hard. The flavor of gum paste is neutral - sweet, with a very mild vanilla flavor. Gum paste is a very specific mix of confectioners' sugar and natural gums that can be molded into flowers and other decorations. I don't recommend adding additional flavoring because adding even the smallest amount of moisture can affect the structure of the gum paste, making it sticky or affecting it's ability to dry.

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